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New hires in mobile: Gameloft, GREE and PayPal

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was steady this week, with 17 new hires spread across 10 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, EA PopCap and  GREE reported the most hires. PayPal had the week’s highest profile move, naming David Marcus as president. Marcus was formerly the...
New hires in mobile: Gameloft, GREE and PayPal

Execution Labs receives $1.4M to launch hybrid incubator and accelerator for independent mobile game development

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Execution Labs announced today that it’s taking applications for its hybrid incubator and accelerator for independent mobile game developers. The program is designed for experienced mobile game developers to work independently by receiving help to create and launch their own games, then eventually branching off into their own startup mobile...
Execution Labs receives $1.4M to launch hybrid incubator and accelerator for independent mobile game development

Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

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Rapper says multi-platform kung-fu game inspired by blaxploitation movies is 'the first true gamification' of his musicSnoop Lion is to be the star of a new video game. Described as a "rhythm-action, beat-matching combat experience", Way of the Dogg will see the rapper's animated stand-in trade kung-fu kicks with blaxploitation-inspired...
Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

Amazon Game Studios launches Air Patriots, its first ever mobile game, for Kindle Fire, iOS and Android

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Amazon first threw its hat into the games ring back in August with the launch of Amazon Game Studios, kicking off with its first title called ‘Living Classics’, a Facebook game. Now, Amazon Game Studios has launched ‘Air Patriots’, its first mobile-focused game, landing on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD,...
Amazon Game Studios launches Air Patriots, its first ever mobile game, for Kindle Fire, iOS and Android
How the Xbox One draws more processing power from cloud computing

Seattle’s gaming industry: A hidden success story that keeps on growing

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The founders of PopCap Games Seattle’s gaming industry doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. But the industry is a very big business, and it is growing. A preliminary report from The Washington Interactive Network found that there are now more than 350 gaming and interactive media companies in the region,...
Seattle’s gaming industry: A hidden success story that keeps on growing

Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

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Execution Labs, a hybrid incubator and accelerator for indie mobile game developers, today announced it’s re-opening applications for experienced Canadian game developers to go indie. Execution Labs co-founder and former OpenFeint vice president of monetization Keith Katz told Inside Mobile Apps that the company started in Montreal because there’s a lot...
Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

The Inside Network Job Board: Kiwi, GameDuell, SponsorPay and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Kiwi, GameDuell, SponsorPay, and more Amazon Game Studios Senior Game Producer Sr UX...
The Inside Network Job Board: Kiwi, GameDuell, SponsorPay and more

Playtime's not over: Why European social and mobile gaming companies thrived in 2012

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A few weeks ago at Le Web Paris 2012, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel with two founders of rapidly growing social and mobile gaming companies, along with Julien Codorniou, who is in charge of European gaming industry partnerships at Facebook (video embedded below). One of the things...
Playtime's not over: Why European social and mobile gaming companies thrived in 2012

The Inside Network Job Board: Toca Boca, Alibaba, BrightRoll and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Toca Boca, Alibaba, BrightRoll, and more. AdColony Account Executive, Publisher Acquisitions Alibaba Senior...
The Inside Network Job Board: Toca Boca, Alibaba, BrightRoll and more

Sony’s Zipper closure ends an era for Redmond game studio

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Sony has decided to close Zipper Interactive, the Redmond-based game development studio founded in 1995 and acquired by the video game giant six years ago. The news comes as Sony closes out its fiscal year, with an estimated loss of $2.7 billion. Zipper is known for franchises including SOCOM U.S. Navy...
Sony’s Zipper closure ends an era for Redmond game studio

Amazon Has Gone To War With Zynga With Its Launch Of A Social Game, Living Classics (AMZN, ZNGA)

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Amazon.com has just launched its first social game, Living Classics, and unveiled a new division, Amazon Game Studios, which will launch similar titles. This means it has effectively declared war on Zynga during a vulnerable moment for the San Francisco-based game maker, which has seen its stock get hammered amid...
Amazon Has Gone To War With Zynga With Its Launch Of A Social Game, Living Classics (AMZN, ZNGA)

Amazon starts shipping its own games, potentially knocking on Zynga employees' doors

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Doing games on the Web right now sounds like a fantastic idea. How fantastic? Amazon has thrown its hat in the ring by announcing “Amazon Game Studios” with its first launch-title called “Living Classics”, which is a Facebook game, of course. Lets look at the announcement today, bit by bit,...
Amazon starts shipping its own games, potentially knocking on Zynga employees' doors

How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem

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For most small game studios, designing for the iPhone and Android is a major pain point. Double Fine, the studio that made waves in February for its insanely record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, has found a clever solution via a partnership with Zipline Games, a Seattle-based gaming company that offers a mix...
How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem

The Inside Network Job Board: Kabam, Social Point, Wooga and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Kabam, Social Point and Wooga. AdColony Account Executive, Publisher Acquisitions Alibaba Senior Marketing...
The Inside Network Job Board: Kabam, Social Point, Wooga and more
Tomonobu Itagaki pleads for game designers to create games that change people’s lives

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook is getting into the online gambling business. The social network will let users in the U.K play bingo for real money. Amazon just declared war on Zynga with the launch of its first social game, Living Classics, and a new division of the company...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Here’s a big career change: Gears of War 2 writer joins Zynga (exclusive)

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Joshua Ortega, a writer who worked on the Gears of War series, has joined Zynga as a “senior narrative designer” working on massively multiplayer online games. By itself, that isn’t a huge surprise. Lots of game developers are moving on from hardcore game companies to where the jobs are in...
Here’s a big career change: Gears of War 2 writer joins Zynga (exclusive)

Kabam acquires Vancouver studio Exploding Barrel Games

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Kabam made a successful transition beyond Facebook in the past year, and now it is expanding again. The San Francisco free-to-play game company is acquiring Exploding Barrel Games, a 35-person development startup in Vancouver, Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As free-to-play social and mobile games become...
Kabam acquires Vancouver studio Exploding Barrel Games

Former Zynga VP Ya-Bing Chu Placing a Bet on Real-Money Gaming

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Betable, the London-based company that is helping to bring real-money gaming to mobile phones, has hired Ya-Bing Chu, a former vice president at Zynga. While at Zynga, Chu worked as a general manager of the company’s mobile divison, responsible for operating massively popular games like Words With Friends and Scramble...
Former Zynga VP Ya-Bing Chu Placing a Bet on Real-Money Gaming
Top 10 Games For iPhone & Android In 2012

Localization alone isn't enough for overseas game studios succeed in China, says App Annie chief

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There’s been a lot of talk about internationalization among mobile game studios this year at the Global Mobile International Conference. I’ve sat in on enough talks to notice the consensus: localization – adding location-specific monetization features, and country-specific content – is being heralded as the answer to successful internationalization. There are...
Localization alone isn't enough for overseas game studios succeed in China, says App Annie chief
Why Google Play game services works on iOS
Startup accelerator Tandem Capital rolls its new capital into mobile technology and games

Amazon launches social gaming studio, kicks Zynga when it's down

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Signaling its intention to strike while the market’s key competitor is down, Amazon on Monday announced the launch of Amazon Game Studios. It also unveiled the unit’s first game, the literary-themed Living Classics, which debuted on Facebook Monday.  “Amazon Game Studios is exactly what it sounds like: a new team at...
Amazon launches social gaming studio, kicks Zynga when it's down

Amazon's New Game Studio Targets Facebook First, but Mobile Is Next

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Amazon has launched its first game on Facebook, but don’t expect the e-commerce giant to stop there. Over the past two months, the company has made several announcements in the videogame space, signaling its move beyond music, video and e-books in digital content arena. Yesterday, it went a step further...
Amazon's New Game Studio Targets Facebook First, but Mobile Is Next

New Microsoft Game Connects Facebook Users To Console Gamers

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Toy Soldiers, a real-time 3D simulation game set in World War I, was released onto XBox Live today. What makes it special is that the game has a unique feature: players are able to run their campaigns on XBox with the help of players that play the Match Defense: Toy...
New Microsoft Game Connects Facebook Users To Console Gamers

OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations

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When Kellee Santiago resigned from her previous gig as president of thatgamecompany, she left behind a job running one of the most highly acclaimed indie game studios in the industry. But she left on a high note, having helped craft Journey -- not just one of the best games...
OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations
With 5 women leading 300 men, Game Insight will triple revenues in 2012 (exclusive)
90 Seconds on The Verge: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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